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LinkedIn releases top 25 startups in Canada for 2018

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Ainsley Smith Sep 06, 2018 11:16 am 3,069

LinekdIn’s list of the most sought-after startups in Canada for 2018 has been released, and tech companies dominate the ranks.

Toronto-based Wealthsimple claimed the number one spot for Canadian startups this year, with Coinsquare, Element AI, League Inc. and Kira Systems rounding out the top five.

It comes as no surprise that Toronto, one of Canada’s largest startup hubs, leads the pack, with 18 of the start-ups having head offices in the city.

LinkedIn based its list on four pillars in particular, which includes employee growth, jobseeker interest, member engagement with the company and its employees, and how well these startups pulled talent from LinnkedIn’s top companies list.

If you don’t already work for one of these companies, chances are, you’re going to want to soon.

LinkedIn Top Startups 2018: The 25 most sought-after startups in Canada

  1. Wealthsimple — Financial Services, Toronto
  2. Coinsquare — Financial Services, Toronto
  3. Element AI —  Computer Software, Montreal
  4. League —  Insurance, Toronto
  5. Kira Systems —  Computer Software, Toronto
  6. TribalScale — Computer Software, Toronto
  7. Ample Organics — Information Technology and Services, Toronto
  8. Ritual — Consumer Services, Toronto
  9. Loopio — Computer Software, Toronto
  10. Flow —  Food and Beverages, Toronto
  11. Planswell — Financial Services, Toronto
  12. StackAdapt — Internet, Toronto
  13. Thalmic Labs —  Consumer Electronics, Kitchener
  14. Prodigy Game — E-Learning, Burlington
  15. Dialogue — Hospital and Healthcare, Montreal
  16. Collectice Arts Brewing — Food and Beverages, Hamilton
  17. Rangle — Computer Software, Toronto
  18. Tulip — Information Technology and Services, Toronto
  19. Deciem — Research, Toronto
  20. TouchBistro — Computer Software, Toronto
  21. Behaviour — Marketing and Advertising, Toronto
  22. GroupBy — Information Technology and Services, Toronto
  23. AlayaCare —  Computer Software, Montreal
  24. TrackTik — Information Technology and Services, Montreal
  25. Connected — Computer Software, Toronto

To be eligible for Top Startups, companies must be seven-years-old or younger, have at least 50 employees, be privately held and headquartered in Canada.

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Ainsley Smith
Ainsley is a Staff Writer at Daily Hive. She's a former Vancouverite turned Torontonian who is passionate about avocado toast, aesthetics, and avocado toast aesthetics. Story idea? E-mail her at [email protected]
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